People are waiting up to four months to sit their driving tests at centres across the West.

Latest figures from the Road Safety Authority show drivers in Castlebar, Tuam and Sligo are waiting 12 weeks for a test date, with a wait of almost 15 weeks in Clifden.

In addition, it’s been revealed that over 42,000 people are waiting to take their driving test nationally.

The figures were provided after Roscommon-Galway Fianna Fail TD Eugene Murphy tabled a parliamentary question to the Transport Minister Shane Ross on the issue.

 Deputy Murphy says the current wait of up to 4 months is unacceptable, and more driver testers need to be employed to clear the backlog.

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